Alox - "cancer" warning on bottle?


March 29, 2010, 09:00 AM
OK, now it does say "in **********", but, there's a warning on the Alox bottle saying there's known carcinogens in Alox. I'm not a "scary mary" (have yet to get my lead level tested), but it did give me pause to consider that I'm going to be vaporizing that Alox a few inches in front of my face.

Any thoughts on what it is in Alox that's "known in ********** to cause cancer"?

BTW, I'll be loading 45ACP 200gr LSWC that I lubed last night with Alox to see if it clears up the front-barrel leading I'm getting. So regardless of the replies, there's gonna be some Alox vaporizing going on this afternoon!

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March 29, 2010, 09:05 AM
EVERYTHING gives you cancer in CA..............

March 29, 2010, 09:08 AM
I believe its been known for some that alox was not to be used in indoor range situtations. But was not widely publicized.

March 29, 2010, 09:17 AM
Any thoughts on what it is in Alox that's "known in ********** to cause cancer"?

Petroleum products I believe. About the equivalent of getting motor oil on your hands.

White label lube co's liquid lube is far better. Thicker and much cheaper. And you still get the same amount of carcinogens too!

March 29, 2010, 09:22 AM
If it has smoke its supposedly bad for you, which if inhaled continually probably is the case.

But where do you draw the line is the question.

Items made of brass are a carcinogen in Ca.

March 29, 2010, 09:30 AM
Here you go--Google Alox hazardious to health--You'll have all kinds of info.

Ed Harris
March 29, 2010, 09:51 AM
Lee Liquid Alox is this material. BTW this is the same stuff which Ziebart sprays on your car for rustproofing.

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March 29, 2010, 01:01 PM
Alox will only cause cancer in California.

It is perfectly safe in the other 49 states if you don't eat too much of it at one setting.


March 29, 2010, 01:04 PM
California has declared that swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time will cause throat cancer..............

California is also the source of all the scare over lead, which has been in use since firearms were first invented.......


March 29, 2010, 01:04 PM
Items made of brass are a carcinogen in Ca.
Yes, a buddy of mine who sells accessories for model airplanes had to put warning labels on some stuff containing brass so it could be sold in CA.

March 29, 2010, 01:14 PM
it would be a much much sorter list if California listed substances NOT known to cause cancer in laboratory animals

March 29, 2010, 01:18 PM
No putting LLA on my panny cakes... thats for sure.

March 29, 2010, 01:48 PM
Here is the 21 page cancer cause list in Cali, note, that other than developmental issues, cocaine is not "cancer creating"

March 29, 2010, 02:01 PM
My developmental issues are well-developed, thank you. :P

March 29, 2010, 08:07 PM
********** blows - I live it every day. Alox is a fine product.

Jesse Heywood
March 30, 2010, 05:56 PM
When you shoot something with a lead bullet in Kaliforny does it die faster if the bullet has Alox on it? :evil:

March 30, 2010, 06:20 PM
I looked at a few of the MSDSs readily available for the group of products collectively marketed under the name "Alox," and they don't indicate that it's carcinogenic. But ********** says it is, so I guess it must be.

March 30, 2010, 07:47 PM
Just don't inhale. Problem solved. :)


March 31, 2010, 08:15 AM

March 31, 2010, 09:27 AM
Just don't inhale. Problem solved.

As with anything, if used in the wrong way, it may pose some health risks.
Take simple water for example, if inhaled would proberbly be quite hazzardous, but then again completely avoiding it all together would also be bad for your health. :)

March 31, 2010, 12:50 PM
That means "This stuff is Awesome" in California Legal Speak.

Just like Trans Fat. If it has a warning about having it....I buy it!

March 31, 2010, 04:39 PM
My bullets are Zeibarted? Saweeeet!

April 1, 2010, 04:40 PM
Sure helped the leading! Alox forever! :D

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